Anne Torre, above, and Ray Mass, below, were reappointed for four-year terms on the zoning board. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
Red Bank, like nearly all American municipalities, relies on unpaid citizens to help power its local government.
At meetings often held twice a month, the volunteers weigh land-use applications; research ways to help the environment; help organize recreation programs for kids, and lots more.
At last Wednesday’s annual reorganization meeting, the following individuals were nominated by Mayor Billy Portman and/or confirmed by the council to one-year appointments, if not otherwise specified; click the links to see who else is involved.
Volunteers at the soup kitchen served an estimated 1,00 meals Thursday, including 600 to the homebound, said chef Tyrone Durr. (Click to enlarge)
By REBECCA DESFOSSE
The scene at Red Bank’s Lunch Break on Thanksgiving was enough to warm anyones heart volunteers serving heaps of steaming food to those in need, who received it with smiles and words of thanks; a hustle-and-bustle kitchen serving hundreds over four hours; and a proud staff overseeing the operations.
Volunteers were not hard to come by. Executive Director Gwendolyn Love said so many would-be helpers began calling as early as September that she eventually had to cut off the list. She was so happy for each of them coming out to pour out their love to people who need help.